Glucose, PlasmaMain Content
Test Code: 484
CPT Code(s): 82947
Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)
Clinical Significance:Plasma glucose levels may be abnormally high (hyperglycemia) or abnormally low (hypoglycemia). Glucose measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate metabolic disorders including diabetes mellitus, idiopathic hypoglycemia, and pancreatic islet cell neoplasm.
Alternative Name(s): Blood Sugar (Plasma); Fasting Blood Sugar; Fasting Glucose; Fasting Plasma Glucose; Plasma Glucose
Supply: 141882 4mL Gray Top Glucose Tube
Preferred Specimen: Plasma collected in a fluoride/oxalate tube
Preferred Volume: 1mL
Transport Container: Gray Top Glucose Tube (Fluoride/oxalate tube)
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Plasma submissions must be separated from cells. Glucose levels may be depressed if sample is left on clot for an excessive length of time.
Rejection Criteria: Unspun SST; Red Top or Non-plasma Separator (PST) green-top tubes; Anticoagulents other than fluoride/oxalate.
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